Kishoreganj: Kutub Shahi Mosjid(কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ)

Friday, 06 September 2013

It was our Haor(হাওর) trip at Astagram of Kishoreganj(অষ্টগ্র্রাম, কিশোরগঞ্জ জেলা). Astagram(অষ্টগ্র্রাম) is mainly an Upazela(উপজেলা) of Kishoreganj district(কিশোরগঞ্জ জেলা). This Astagram(অষ্টগ্র্রাম) is looks like an island at the middle of water during rainy season. It has a beautiful mosque that was built during the Mughal(মুঘল) era. The communication of Astagram(অষ্টগ্র্রাম) is not that much good, its totally based on the boat and launches. That's why the name of the mosque is not that much heard by the tourists.

Name of the mosque is Kutub Shahi Mosque(কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ). This is basically a five dome mosque. One larger dome is at the center, and other four domes are near at the corner of the mosque. This is a rectangular shaped mosque and typical smaller one. That's why all the domes atop are jammed together.

Central dome of the Kutub Shah Mosque(কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ) is slightly semi spherical shaped and the other four domes are the shape of oval(half of the oval). Each of the domes are having upside down like flowering ornate at the top.

There is a doubt available between the scholars regarding the building period of the mosque. Some believe its 16th century and some believe its from 17th century. Whatever it is, the mosque was build by a saint named Kutub Shah(কুতুব শাহ), and the name of the mosque is taken after him. His grave is located exactly beside the mosque along with other of his companions(my assumption).

How to Go:

As this mosque is located at the Astagram of Kishoreganj district(অষ্টগ্র্রাম, কিশোরগঞ্জ জেলা), you have to go there to visit this. Please check the How to Go section from the following article

You can take a rickshaw or have a walk to reach the mosque after reaching at the Launch Ghat. GPS Coordinate of the Launch Ghat is (24°16'21.43"N, 91° 6'12.13"E). It will be around 8-10 minutes rickshaw distance, but the rickshaw fare is much higher there. It will be around 30-50 for that small piece of ride.

GPS Coordinate of the Kutub Shahi Mosque(কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ) is (24°16'44.42"N, 91° 6'39.17"E).

Few graves are located at the Southern side of the mosque.

Few graves are located at the Southern side of the mosque.

Kutub Shahi Mosjid(কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ),
Upazila: Astagram(অষ্টগ্র্রাম),
District: Kishoreganj(কিশোরগঞ্জ),
Country Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate (24°16'44.42"N, 91° 6'39.17"E).

This article is written by Lonely Traveler,
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